Stepping out of the New York rain and snow for a moment it was nice to admire the beautiful shiny people on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles.
The theme of the night appeared to be peaches, pinks and look-how-great-I-look-without my ex. Sandra Bullock and Scarlet Johansson wore similar delicate peachy-nude numbers by Jenny Packham and Elie Saab, but Sandra’s heavy hair and jewelry brought her down. She should have taken a leaf out of Scarlett’s book and gone for a swept up do and light jewelry. Maybe she didn’t want Ryan Reynolds to get confused.
Glee won Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical and Lea Michele demonstrated her growing style status with a dramatic, pink ruffled number by Oscar de la Renta. Another color splash came in dark green with Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis and Catherine Zeta Jones all opting for the bold shade in Atelier Versace, Very Wang and Monique Lhuillier, making wearing green look easy.
The Best Actress and a very pregnant Natalie Portman glowed in a pale pink Viktor & Rolf creation. I loved the dress and the elegant up-do but hated the red accessories, especially the hideous Swarovski Crystal rose on the front, that took the outfit from simple and drapey, to tacky and why?! She deserved Best Actress but not best dressed.
My winner is Anne Hathaway, who did a bit of a Hilary Swank circa 2005 with a backless gold Armani dress and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry. This is a woman who knows how to make the most of herself and seems to get hotter every time I see her on the big screen. Also in the sparkle department was Olivia Wilde who wore an unbelievable Marchesa dress in black with silver sequins and she gave photographers a little peep of her to-die-for gold Louboutin booties.
It was nice to see a bit of glitz and glam at the Globes where others brought weirdness and mismatching shoes, ahem, Helena Bonham Carter. However, I think my most disappointing was the lovely Michelle Williams, who was nominated for Blue Valentine. Why oh why would you wear a daisy dress to the Golden Globes? She had been doing so well lately with the new hair and all. Shame on you Valentino!